Sunday, November 29, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

I did it - again!


Final "Official" Word Count for 2009: 53,715!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Family Word Count - 11/17

Mom - 40, 018
Austin - 2,502 (GOAL ACHIEVED!!!)
Riley - 1,883
Reece - 2, 472

Monday, November 16, 2009

Family Word Count - 11/16

We're past the halfway point!!

Mom - 38,466
Austin - 2,435
Riley - 1, 686
Reece - 2, 236 (didn't have time to listen to her dictate today)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Family Word Count - 11/11

Mom - 23, 827
Austin - 2, 186
Riley - 1, 406
Reece - 2,236

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Family Word Count - 11/10

Tuesdays are our busiest days, and today we added an early morning field trip to the mix, too. So we didn't get much writing done at all!

Mom - 23, 200
Austin - 2,105
Riley - 1,254
Reece - 2, 057 (didn't write today)

Monday, November 09, 2009

Family Word Count - 11/9

Sorry for the lack of updated word count yesterday! We had a pretty busy day! Here are today's numbers:

Mom - 21, 748
Austin - 2,047
Riley - 1,175
Reece - 2,057

What I'll be doing in early March...


So I guess it'll be "Couch to Half-Marathon" in 16 months!!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Family Word Count - 11/7

Mom - 17,686
Austin - 1,792
Riley - 1,011
Reece - 1, 774 (didn't write today)

Friday, November 06, 2009

Family Word Count - 11/6

Mom - 15, 805
Austin - 1,639
Riley - 931
Reece - 1,774

Family Word Count - 11/5

Mom - 12, 125
Austin - 1,186
Riley - 826
Reece - 1,348

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Family Word Count - 11/4

Forgot to post this one before bed last night!

Mom - 10, 265
Austin - 940
Riley- 678
Reece - 1001

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Family Word Count - 11/3

Mom - 6,841
Austin - 765
Riley - 533
Reece - 489

Monday, November 02, 2009

Family Word Count - 11/2

Mom - 5,662
Austin - 565
Riley - 309
Reece - 155

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Word Count - November 1st

Mom - 2,506
Austin - 183
Riley - 146
Reece - 83

The first day of NaNoWriMo is nearly over, and we have all written much! I'm proud of all of the hard work the kids have put into this first day, especially considering that it's a Sunday. We had church, and Austin had one of his favorite Nascar races to watch, and Riley had choir rehearsal - and everyone still managed to write! Austin, Reece, and I each even met our first word count goals!

And already, NaNoWriMo has accomplished so much! Austin wrote his words this evening while I was at choir with Riley. When I returned he was ready for a word count, and was thrilled to know he had written 183 words. He just told me, "You know - if I can write 183 words in just 10-15 minutes, a WHOLE page, then I know I can write a written narration that long, too." SO awesome! I'd been having trouble with him trying to turn in a one sentence written narration, and complaining that he couldn't write more than that. Now he sees that he CAN! WOOHOO

I'm finding my story a bit harder to get into than last year's story. I'm thinking of writing a little bit out of order - end of the story stuff - (yeah, I know, shocking, huh??) to see if that helps me get a feel for some of the earlier scenes. We'll see what tomorrow brings!